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I just got a new 16 foot ice castle so I've only pulled it around a couple times but after driving around in today's wind with my half ton and having just that get pushed around I was just curious what everyone's limt is when it comes to pulling one with high winds especially on freeways

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I just got a new 16 foot ice castle so I've only pulled it around a couple times but after driving around in today's wind with my half ton and having just that get pushed around I was just curious what everyone's limt is when it comes to pulling one with high winds especially on freeways

I passed a few on the way up north in the ditch just destroyed and have had lots of guys just flying by on the hwy pulling them. eek

When ever I pull a trailer or even drive in the winter on a trip to the lake. I drive what I call "Get there speed" and I don't give a dang if my buddies are betching or people have to go around me. What ever speed it takes to get there safely is what I will drive. I've driven 5mph on glare ice back roads off the GFTrail to get home. I have never had to be pulled out of a ditch, ever! You have to listen to what the road is telling you and nothing or no one else! wink

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Yeah I've seen my share of big wheelhouses in flipped in the ditch! My house is only a 12 footer, so it pulls easy, but I still it down on the freeway. It's not worth it to get to the lake 10 minutes quicker!

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With a tandem axle I rarely feel the wind, and I've been in 30-40mph regularly. What I do feel is my gas tank emptying very quickly going into wind that speed. I had a 12' single axle that was legitimately dangerous in any wind above 20mph. I had to drive home from Mille Lacs one time at 40mph or less due to a nasty cross wind and slippery roads.

I've heard those 16' Ice Castles can be a real bear with a good wind. You may want to look into sway bars and/or air bags. They should help some.

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